Papaver Somniferum

In my library I have a dozen books with pictures of paintings by Dutch and Flemish 17th Century flower still-live paintings.  One of the painters I adore is Willem van Aelst (1627-1683). I love the big leaves he used in his compositions. Like many of his colleagues at the time, he painted a lot of Papaver Somniferum (the big beige orange flower). I could take a nap under its crooked stems every day.

Information

year2015
size250 x 130 x 90 cm
price€ 6.900,- euro, VAT included
materialSteel, pvs (truck tarp) and wool
photographerPeter Cox, Jozee Brouwer